Can I retire at age 68 with 637,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $637,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$52,603$52,134$51,677$51,231$50,795$48,876
2 years$26,041$25,556$25,086$24,630$24,188$22,277
3 years$17,188$16,701$16,232$15,781$15,346$13,503
4 years$12,763$12,277$11,813$11,369$10,945$9,184
5 years$10,108$9,625$9,167$8,733$8,320$6,646
6 years$8,339$7,860$7,409$6,984$6,583$4,997
7 years$7,076$6,601$6,157$5,742$5,354$3,855
8 years$6,129$5,658$5,221$4,816$4,442$3,029
9 years$5,393$4,926$4,497$4,103$3,741$2,411
10 years$4,804$4,342$3,921$3,536$3,187$1,939
11 years$4,323$3,866$3,452$3,078$2,741$1,572
12 years$3,922$3,470$3,063$2,700$2,375$1,282
13 years$3,583$3,136$2,737$2,383$2,071$1,051
14 years$3,293$2,850$2,459$2,116$1,816$864
15 years$3,042$2,604$2,220$1,887$1,599$713
16 years$2,822$2,389$2,013$1,689$1,413$590
17 years$2,629$2,200$1,832$1,518$1,253$489
18 years$2,457$2,033$1,672$1,368$1,114$406
19 years$2,303$1,884$1,531$1,236$993$338
20 years$2,165$1,751$1,405$1,120$887$282
21 years$2,040$1,631$1,292$1,016$794$235
22 years$1,927$1,522$1,191$924$711$196
23 years$1,824$1,424$1,100$841$639$163
24 years$1,729$1,334$1,017$767$574$136
25 years$1,642$1,252$942$701$516$114
26 years$1,562$1,177$874$641$465$95
27 years$1,488$1,107$811$586$419$80
28 years$1,420$1,043$754$537$378$67
29 years$1,356$984$702$493$342$56
30 years$1,297$930$654$452$309$47
31 years$1,241$879$609$415$279$39
32 years$1,189$831$569$382$253$33
33 years$1,141$787$531$351$229$27
34 years$1,095$746$496$323$207$23
35 years$1,052$708$464$297$187$19
36 years$1,012$672$434$274$170$16
37 years$974$638$406$252$154$13
38 years$937$606$380$233$140$11
39 years$903$577$356$214$127$9
40 years$871$549$334$198$115$8
41 years$840$522$313$182$104$7
42 years$811$497$294$168$94$6
43 years$783$474$276$155$86$5
44 years$757$452$259$144$78$4
45 years$732$431$243$133$71$3
46 years$708$411$228$122$64$3
47 years$685$392$214$113$58$2
48 years$663$374$201$105$53$2
49 years$642$357$189$97$48$2
50 years$622$341$178$89$44$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $637,000, adding $2,504 every year, while hoping to spend $42,020 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 58/13/29 Blend
67$637,000$637,000$637,000$637,000
68$704,557$670,796$660,922$739,695
69$731,713$658,956$638,354$752,232
70$760,230$645,127$613,622$761,267
71$790,204$629,169$586,608$770,261
72$821,736$610,930$557,191$779,224
73$854,939$590,251$525,243$788,167
74$889,934$566,965$490,630$797,105
75$926,855$540,893$453,213$806,057
76$965,844$511,848$412,847$815,046
77$1,007,061$479,629$369,378$824,100
78$1,050,677$444,027$322,648$833,253
79$1,096,881$404,818$272,491$842,544
80$1,145,876$361,768$218,733$852,022
81$1,197,888$314,627$161,193$861,741
82$1,253,162$263,133$99,683$871,766
83$1,311,967$207,009$34,004$882,171
84$1,374,595$145,960$0$893,043
85$1,441,369$79,677$0$915,647
86$1,512,641$7,833$0$950,884
87$1,588,796$0$0$988,421
88$1,670,258$0$0$1,038,480
89$1,757,490$0$0$1,093,319
90$1,851,001$0$0$1,152,143
91$1,951,349$0$0$1,215,306
92$2,059,146$0$0$1,283,201
93$2,175,065$0$0$1,356,254
94$2,299,842$0$0$1,434,937
95$2,434,289$0$0$1,519,767
96$2,579,295$0$0$1,611,311
97$2,735,839$0$0$1,710,193
98$2,904,993$0$0$1,817,099
99$3,087,939$0$0$1,932,781
100$3,285,975$0$0$2,058,069